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Letter to the Legislature

Commissioner Piper sends a letter to the Legislature about the 2017 Health and Human Services conference report and concerns it does not address critical issues for the more than 1 million Minnesotans DHS serves. Read the letter to the conference committee and see how the Governor's and Legislature's human services proposals compare.

Investment in hospitals pays dividends, threatened by proposed cuts

An effort to increase treatment capacity at Minnesota’s state-run mental health hospitals is already having positive effects in the regions they serve, said Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper, but those gains are being threatened by proposals being considered by the Minnesota Legislature. Read more.

Integrated Health Partnerships improve health, reduce the cost of care

A health care initiative that has helped Minnesota save more than $150 million and achieve better health outcomes for people enrolled in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare would expand under a budget proposal from Gov. Mark Dayton. Read more.

Proposal would increase access to dental services for nearly 1.1 million Minnesotans

Many publicly-funded health care program enrollees in Minnesota have limited or no access to dental care. Today, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper visited the Salvation Army’s Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Rochester to highlight a proposal expected to increase access to dental providers for the nearly 1.1 million people enrolled in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare. Read more.

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